Vision 2030 Jamaica Book

Vision 2030 Jamaica


  • Author : Planning Institute of Jamaica
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Environmental policy
  • Pages : 376
  • ISBN 10 : 9768103280

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An Overview of Urban and Regional Planning Book

An Overview of Urban and Regional Planning


  • Author : Yasar Ergen
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2018-12-19
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 190
  • ISBN 10 : 9781789848342

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An Overview of Urban and Regional Planning Excerpt :

Urban and regional planning is a spatial design practice that brings limitations to the intervention in natural areas to ensure a balance between population growth, housing, and employment in residential areas. It includes spatial design that enables living creatures to live while planning the interventions to ensure suitability to ecology, geology, climate, and land structure since intervention in nature should be balanced. In this context, the profession generally includes regional, spatial and urban planning, urban transformation that involves the urban decline areas in the city, urban renewal and protection, urban transportation, and urban management. Therefore, it is believed that this book will be useful for those who work in this area on a practical or academic basis and follow the innovations in the profession.

Take Three Giant Steps  Book

Take Three Giant Steps


  • Author : Collette Robinson
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2014-05-22
  • Genre: Children's stories
  • Pages : 98
  • ISBN 10 : 9768245212

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Take Three Giant Steps Excerpt :

Take Three Giant Steps! is an educational and motivational work written for young Jamaicans. The themes are distilled from the Vision 2030 Jamaica National Development Plan. The book follows a simple and believable storyline that introduces young readers to the major themes of the development plan. It speaks to the wealth of potential within each child, and the part they should play in making the Vision a reality. Through the experience of Manny, an 11-year old in rural Jamaica, the reader is exposed to several key issues.

School Leadership in the Caribbean Book

School Leadership in the Caribbean


  • Author : Paul Miller
  • Publisher : Symposium Books Ltd
  • Release Date : 2013-05-06
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 204
  • ISBN 10 : 9781873927816

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School Leadership in the Caribbean Excerpt :

Successful school leadership is an issue currently being debated up and down Caribbean territories. Key issues in the ongoing debate include: students’ outcomes and participation in the regional Caribbean Secondary Examinations (CSEC); teacher recruitment and retention; teacher training and continuing professional development (upgrading); and parental involvement. These issues point to leadership at various levels, whether in its exercise or in its influence, and are examined within and across national and regional education systems. Particular attention is given to debates around improving outcomes for students, teacher development and the role of the principal in leading school improvement. A source of debate about practice of school leadership in the Caribbean surrounds the issue of gender. Where are men in teaching? Where are men in leadership positions and positions of responsibility? Unlike in some countries where, for example, men tend to hold more leadership positions than women, especially at the secondary phase of education, in the Caribbean this is not the case: there are more female teachers at every level and more female teachers occupy leadership positions at every level. Within this book, gendered leadership as practised and enacted in the Caribbean is examined from religious, social, historical and political positions, pointing to a clear political dichotomy. There is no unitary definition of what can count as school leadership in the Caribbean, despite clear similarities of practices and approaches. What this volume argues, however, is that within the Caribbean region there are many similarities of experience for the practice and exercise of school leadership which draw on a common framework of teacher training, a common language and a common socio-political history that existed well before the formation of CARICOM through British colonisation. This book does not dwell on the period of British colonisation but discusses the extent to which this pe

Rethinking Public Strategy Book

Rethinking Public Strategy


  • Author : Sean Lusk
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2014-07-23
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 262
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137377586

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Strategy is vital to effective and efficient public service delivery as well as successful governance and leadership. This new text provides a concise yet systematic overview of the achievements, downfalls and complexities of public strategy in today's globalized and often market-driven world. It describes the place of strategy in civic societies whose citizens are more interconnected and vocal than ever. It shows that successful strategic planning goes well beyond problem-solving to developing adaptable plans that can evolve as requirements and circumstances change. And it explains why muddling through simply won't work. Emphasizing the importance of applying a variety of techniques to the process of strategy-creation, Rethinking Public Strategy reassesses the key factors that can deliver significant improvements in public services and build public value. It looks at why public strategy is distinctive, as well as the principles it has in common with the corporate domain. This text includes numerous case studies from around the globe – from South Africa to Singapore, the USA to Germany, and from China to the Czech Republic – that ground the exposition in real experience. Based on state-of-the-art research by two expert practitioners in the field, it offers an essential guide to the art of strategy in the contemporary public sector, and encourages readers to evaluate critically the various approaches to strategy.

Global Trends 2040 Book

Global Trends 2040


  • Author : National Intelligence Council
  • Publisher : Cosimo Reports
  • Release Date : 2021-03
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 158
  • ISBN 10 : 1646794974

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"The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic marks the most significant, singular global disruption since World War II, with health, economic, political, and security implications that will ripple for years to come." -Global Trends 2040 (2021) Global Trends 2040-A More Contested World (2021), released by the US National Intelligence Council, is the latest report in its series of reports starting in 1997 about megatrends and the world's future. This report, strongly influenced by the COVID-19 pandemic, paints a bleak picture of the future and describes a contested, fragmented and turbulent world. It specifically discusses the four main trends that will shape tomorrow's world: - Demographics-by 2040, 1.4 billion people will be added mostly in Africa and South Asia. - Economics-increased government debt and concentrated economic power will escalate problems for the poor and middleclass. - Climate-a hotter world will increase water, food, and health insecurity. - Technology-the emergence of new technologies could both solve and cause problems for human life. Students of trends, policymakers, entrepreneurs, academics, journalists and anyone eager for a glimpse into the next decades, will find this report, with colored graphs, essential reading.

Imagine Boston 2030 Book

Imagine Boston 2030


  • Author : City Of Boston
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017-09-08
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 1389647641

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Today, Boston is in a uniquely powerful position to make our city more affordable, equitable, connected, and resilient. We will seize this moment to guide our growth to support our dynamic economy, connect more residents to opportunity, create vibrant neighborhoods, and continue our legacy as a thriving waterfront city.Mayor Martin J. Walsh's Imagine Boston 2030 is the first citywide plan in more than 50 years. This vision was shaped by more than 15,000 Boston voices.

Climate Change and Agriculture in Jamaica Book

Climate Change and Agriculture in Jamaica


  • Author : R. Selvaraju
  • Publisher : Food and Agriculture Organization
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 132
  • ISBN 10 : MINN:31951D03691717T

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Climate Change and Agriculture in Jamaica Excerpt :

ctives of the study are: (i) to review current knowledge on vulnerability, past trends in climate, and impacts of climate variability and change on agriculture sector, and (ii) to explore technical and policy alternatives in order to cope with and adapt to impacts of climate variability and change more effectively. The study identified what the potential impacts are, considered what interventions are appropriate, and if and where they should occur. The scope of the study focused on broader policy directions and investment priorities in relation to climate change adaptation. The first two chapters of this book present overall background on the agriculture sector and vulnerability context. Chapter 2 specifically presents vulnerability of agro-ecosystems and food production systems in both temporal and special dimensions. Chapter 3 elaborates on the nature of climate variability and expected future changes in climate. The past trends in climate were described based on observation, analysi

Taming the Big Green Elephant Book

Taming the Big Green Elephant


  • Author : Ariel Macaspac Hernández
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020
  • Genre: Economic policy
  • Pages : 419
  • ISBN 10 : 9783658318215

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Taming the Big Green Elephant Excerpt :

In this open access publication it is shown, that sustainable low carbon development is a transformative process that constitutes the shifting from the initially chosen or taken pathway to another pathway as goals have been re-visited and revised to enable the system to adapt to changes. However, shifting entails transition costs that are accrued through the effects of lock-ins that have framed decisions and collective actions. The uncertainty about these costs can be overwhelming or even disruptive. This book aims to provide a comprehensive and integrated analytical framework that promotes the understanding of transformation towards sustainability. The analysis of this book is built upon negotiative perspectives to help define, design, and facilitate collective actions in order to execute the principles of sustainability. Dr Dr Ariel Macaspac Hernandez is currently a researcher at the German Development Institute belonging to the research cluster knowledge cooperation and environmental governance. He was/is also a lecturer on negotiations, conflict and resource management, sustainability politics, environmental governance, climate change policies, development aid and sustainable energy systems in various universities in Germany, Philippines, Jamaica, Estonia, Spain and Mexico.

UNESCO science report Book

UNESCO science report


  • Author : UNESCO
  • Publisher : UNESCO Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-11-09
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 818
  • ISBN 10 : 9789231001291

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There are fewer grounds today than in the past to deplore a North‑South divide in research and innovation. This is one of the key findings of the UNESCO Science Report: towards 2030. A large number of countries are now incorporating science, technology and innovation in their national development agenda, in order to make their economies less reliant on raw materials and more rooted in knowledge. Most research and development (R&D) is taking place in high-income countries, but innovation of some kind is now occurring across the full spectrum of income levels according to the first survey of manufacturing companies in 65 countries conducted by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics and summarized in this report. For many lower-income countries, sustainable development has become an integral part of their national development plans for the next 10–20 years. Among higher-income countries, a firm commitment to sustainable development is often coupled with the desire to maintain competitiveness in global markets that are increasingly leaning towards ‘green’ technologies. The quest for clean energy and greater energy efficiency now figures among the research priorities of numerous countries. Written by more than 50 experts who are each covering the country or region from which they hail, the UNESCO Science Report: towards 2030 provides more country-level information than ever before. The trends and developments in science, technology and innovation policy and governance between 2009 and mid-2015 described here provide essential baseline information on the concerns and priorities of countries that could orient the implementation and drive the assessment of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in the years to come.

Roadmap to Successful Digital Health Ecosystems Book

Roadmap to Successful Digital Health Ecosystems


  • Author : Evelyn Hovenga
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2022-02-25
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 610
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128236390

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Roadmap to Successful Digital Health Ecosystems Excerpt :

Roadmap to Successful Digital Health Ecosystems: A Global Perspective presents evidence-based solutions found on adopting open platforms, standard information models, technology neutral data repositories, and computable clinical data and knowledge (ontologies, terminologies, content models, process models, and guidelines), resulting in improved patient, organizational, and global health outcomes. The book helps engaging countries and stakeholders take action and commit to a digital health strategy, create a global environment and processes that will facilitate and induce collaboration, develop processes for monitoring and evaluating national digital health strategies, and enable learnings to be shared in support of WHO’s global strategy for digital health. The book explains different perspectives and local environments for digital health implementation, including data/information and technology governance, secondary data use, need for effective data interpretation, costly adverse events, models of care, HR management, workforce planning, system connectivity, data sharing and linking, small and big data, change management, and future vision. All proposed solutions are based on real-world scientific, social, and political evidence. • Provides a roadmap, based on examples already in place, to develop and implement digital health systems on a large-scale that are easily reproducible in different environments • Addresses World Health Organization (WHO)-identified research gaps associated with the feasibility and effectiveness of various digital health interventions • Helps readers improve future decision-making within a digital environment by detailing insights into the complexities of the health system • Presents evidence from real-world case studies from multiple countries to discuss new skills that suit new paradigms

Adaptive Leadership  The Heifetz Collection  3 Items  Book

Adaptive Leadership The Heifetz Collection 3 Items


  • Author : Ronald A. Heifetz
  • Publisher : Harvard Business Review Press
  • Release Date : 2014-09-23
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 649
  • ISBN 10 : 9781625277787

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Adaptive Leadership The Heifetz Collection 3 Items Excerpt :

In times of constant change, adaptive leadership is critical. This Harvard Business Review collection brings together the seminal ideas on how to adapt and thrive in challenging environments, from leading thinkers on the topic—most notably Ronald A. Heifetz of the Harvard Kennedy School and Cambridge Leadership Associates. The Heifetz Collection includes two classic books: Leadership on the Line, by Ron Heifetz and Marty Linsky, and The Practice of Adaptive Leadership, by Heifetz, Linsky, and Alexander Grashow. Also included is the popular Harvard Business Review article, “Leadership in a (Permanent) Crisis,” written by all three authors. Available together for the first time, this collection includes full digital editions of each work. Adaptive leadership is a practical framework for dealing with today’s mix of urgency, high stakes, and uncertainty. It has been used by individuals, organizations, businesses, and governments worldwide. In a world of challenging environments, adaptive leadership serves as a guide to distinguishing the essential from the expendable, beginning the meaningful process of adaption, and changing the status quo. Ronald A. Heifetz is a cofounder of the international leadership and consulting practice Cambridge Leadership Associates (CLA) and the founding director of the Center for Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School. He is renowned worldwide for his innovative work on the practice and teaching of leadership. Marty Linsky is a cofounder of CLA and has taught at the Kennedy School for more than twenty-five years. Alexander Grashow is a Senior Advisor to CLA, having previously held the position of CEO.

Being Young  Male and Saudi Book

Being Young Male and Saudi


  • Author : Mark C. Thompson
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-10-03
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 379
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107185111

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Being Young Male and Saudi Excerpt :

Based on remarkable primary research, this unique contemporary account of the lives of young Saudi men reveals a distinct group of voices.

The Ocean Economy in 2030 Book

The Ocean Economy in 2030


  • Author : OECD
  • Publisher : OECD Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-04-27
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN 10 : 9789264251724

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The Ocean Economy in 2030 Excerpt :

This report explores the growth prospects for the ocean economy, its capacity for future employment creation and innovation, and its role in addressing global challenges. Special attention is devoted to the emerging ocean-based industries.